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Pet Show! Literature The children created their own pet show inspired by 'Pet Show!' by Ezra Jack Keats. As you can see the Squirrels made sure to add all the appropriate details. There were judges, prizes, signs, name tags and much more. All the pets had won awards such as 'Stinkiest Skunk' and 'Fastest Dog'. Read full article »

Our Daily Planners

DAILY PLANNERS Last week we started using the daily planning sheet you see here to organize and plan our day. Each child fills out one of these pages daily, putting in information such as 'play with computer' orĀ  'journal''. Some of the activities are free choice and some are teacher-chosen activities. Before filling in our planners each morning the class discusses Read full article »

Student Created & Led Centers Student-Led Learning This week the students had an opportunity to create and run their own learning centers and activities. We had a wide variety of activities that included soccer, making houses out of boxes, making robots, taking care of cats, and more. Both the children running the centers and the children visiting the centers enjoyed this process. These centers were popular Read full article »

Weighing First Week Back The Squirrels have had a busy first week back after our long vacation. This week we painted new self-portraits, wrote about our vacation and explored using scales for weighing. When using scales we practiced using language such as heavier, lighter and the same. We also spent some time reviewing our letters and sounds and we introduced 'th', 'ch', Read full article »

Bounce or Break?

Today we started our new science investigation into materials and their properties. We will be spending the next few weeks exploring materials, their properties and how we use them in our lives. To get the children interested in this unit we put on a little prediction experiment that was sure to get their attention. We dropped six objects from the Read full article »

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